BCS Beat: Issue 9.27

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Upcoming Events

March 22-24: Seussical the Musical performances (tickets on sale now!)
March 29 - April 3: Easter Break (note added snow make-up day)
April 4: Snow Make-Up Day

Event Details

Snow Make-Up Day: April 4th

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Due to yesterday's snow, our Easter break is shorter by one day. Please make sure you note on your calendars that school will resume on April 4th, not April 5th as originally planned.

Tickets On Sale Now!

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Seussical the Musical tickets are on sale now! Make sure to order tickets soon (contact the office if you misplaced your order form). Seats are assigned (not general admission) for this year's show so you'll want to reserve seats early.

Spring Preschool Open House Dates

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Please share with your friends and neighbors about our BCS Preschool! Our best preschool referrals are from word-of-mouth, so we rely on you (whether or not you have a preschool-aged student) to help us promote the BCS Preschool. We have attached a flyer to your Beat email this week. If you know of a library, kids' center, or church lobby where you'd be permitted to post it, please print one out (or ask the office for a copy) and spread the word by posting a flyer!

This coming Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 10th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
May 10th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Athletics

Athletic Schedule

All game and practice schedules are available on the CCAC website. It is always kept up-to-date, so please use it as your guide to our official sports schedule.

Thursday, March 8
Varsity boys practice, 3:00 - 5:00

Friday, March 9
Varsity State Tournament Game, Central Bucks West at 7:30 pm

Monday, March 12
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tuesday, March 13
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday, March 15
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Friday, March 16
Track practice, 3:00 - 4:30

Tickets now available for tomorrow's State Basketball Tournament

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The Varsity Boys Basketball team will make their first appearance in the PIAA 1A State Tournament on Friday, March 9th at Central Bucks West at 7:30 pm. We would love to see a large crowd of fans to support the team in this exciting game! Pre-sale tickets are available for $6 and $3. The school receives a percentage of pre-sale tickets. If you are interested in reserving advance tickets, please send exact change to the office for Miss Klase tomorrow morning.

CIPPE Forms OVERDUE

If a student does not have a current CIPPE on file, they may not participate in athletics. Sections 1-6 must be filled out. While Sections 1-5 may be done by a parent, Section 6 must be done by a doctor. If players have played a sport at Berks this year, you only have to have Section 7 filled out and returned. There is no doctor's signature needed for Section 7. All outstanding CIPPEs are overdue at this point. Please submit them to the office right away.

News and Updates

Re-Enrollment: Deadline Moved to April 4th

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It's re-enrollment season at BCS! Please take some time to review your packet and re-enroll as soon as you can. The deadline for the most affordable rate is now April 4th, the day we return from Easter break!

Serve-a-Thon: Reminders for this week

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You may continue to turn in letters toward your family total up until May 1st. We also need to receive the yellow Parent Agreement Form, and the green Student Permission Form (you can put all of your kids' names on one permission form) immediately, if you have not turned it in yet. If you are planning to go along as a volunteer on Serve-a-Thon day and haven't turned in your Parent Volunteer Form, please submit it to the office right away.

Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the Spanish version of our sponsorship letters this year, or if you need more English letters, please contact Mrs Bromwell or the school office.

Jump In and Join Us

Families Needed to Host Students

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We would love for you to prayerfully consider whether or not you could help in one of these ways (or might know someone who could).

1) We are looking for host families who might be interested in hosting a student for the 18/19 school year as we prepare for next year. Host families are given a stipend of $650 per month to cover general costs of housing a student. The main requirements for hosting are being a Christian family, providing a bedroom with bed/desk/closet/dresser, and making sure the student gets 3 meals a day. During this time of year, applications for next school year are beginning to come in, so although we do not yet know the final count of homes that are needed, we're trying to be proactive in lining up the needed host families ahead of time!

2) From time to time it is helpful to have families willing to serve as "back-up" host families (for example if a host family has a multi-day trip planned or an emergency takes place within the family). We are working on compiling a list of families interested in serving in this way.

If you have any questions about hosting or would like more information, please contact Carrie Warner at cwarner@berkschristian.org. Please pass this info along to anyone else you know who might be able to serve in any of these ways. Thanks so much for your consideration.

Haven't Tried AmazonSmile Yet?

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We need you to give it a spin! For every Amazon user who buys something via AmazonSmile for the first time between March 12 and March 31, Berks Christian School will receive triple the usual donation amount. That's 1.5% of your total purchase instead of the usual .5%. If you're making purchases for your home, as gifts, or even for your workplace, please consider using smile.amazon.com instead of the original site. There's nothing different in how you order items or check out. You'll just choose Berks Christian School to receive a portion of your purchase.

For Prayer This Week...

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This week, pray for our administrative team. Specifically, pray the following:

 - Pray for wisdom in decision making for our administrative team: Phil Warner, Rebekah Klase, Ben Smither, Kody Godsey, Beth Bromwell, and Brittany Mountz.

 - Pray that God would continue to direct us to the tasks and initiatives that would make our community stronger.

 - Pray for a unified spirit of love as we work with our families, teachers, and the broader community.

Around Campus

Menu for the week

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Friday, March 9
Elementary: Pancakes w sausage, hash browns
HS Hot: Ramen noodle bowl w beef, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie
HS Cold: Fish sandwich, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie
HS Pizza: Four meat pizza, steamed veggies, mixed fruit, fortune cookie

Monday, March 12
Elementary: Cheeseburger on bun, lettuce/tomato, smile fries, seasoned cauliflower, peaches
HS Hot: Hot & spicy chicken patty, lettuce/tomato, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Cold: Chicken and waffles, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches
HS Pizza: Four cheese pizza, mashed potatoes, broccoli w dip, peaches

Tuesday, March 13
Elementary: Taco salad over rice, carrot / celery stix w dip, apple snack pack, cookie
HS Hot: Philly mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, corn bread, pears
HS Cold: Chicken wings w roll, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, corn bread, pears
HS Pizza: French bread pizza, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad, corn bread, pears

Wednesday, March 14
Elementary: Chicken tender wrap, salsa w dipping chips, black beans & roasted corn, mangoes
HS Hot: Chicken tender wrap, salsa w dipping chips, black beans & roasted corn, mangoes
HS Cold: N/A
HS Pizza: N/A

Thursday, March 15
Elementary: BBQ rib sandwich, sweet potato tots, peas, banana
HS Hot: BBQ rib sandwich, sweet potato tots, peas, banana
HS Cold: N/A
HS Pizza: N/A